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Zhang Dan



06/25/1967, Beijing, China


1992 Graduated from the Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing
1988 Graduated from the Middle School of Fine Arts Academy, Beijing


2014 Exhibition “Zhen-Art-Plan”in Beijing Imperial City Art Museum
2014 Exhibition “The Paris Oriental and Occidental International Art Exhibition” in Paris Louvre
2013 Invited as a Czech artist take part in the China He Shun International Art Festival, and the work exhibited at Xucun village contemporary art museum
2008 Exhibition "Contemporary Chinese Art", Schiele Museum, Cesky Krumlov
2003 Published "I-Qing Illustration Book", Reader’s Digest
1998 Exhibition and Symposium, “China for Ikebana”, organised by University of J.E.Purkyne, Usti and Label
1993 Exhibition "Searching", Náprstkovo Museum, Prague
1984 “Paris: Art World” exhibited and won First prize at Pompidou Centre, Paris

Solo Exhibitions:
2006 "Grebovka Pavilion", Prague
2005 "Novomestska Radnice", Prague
2005 "IMEX-Spanish Business Centre, Prague
2003 "I-Qing Illustrations in Guan-Yin Tea House", Prague, Czech Republic
1999 “From Buddha to the West”, Theatre Gallery, Bad Elster, Germany
1998 Travelling “My silk road” in Prague; Malache Gallery; Chodov Gallery; Loket Castle Gallery; Karlovy Vary Museum; Sokolov Castle Gallery.
1997 Akcent Theatre Gallery, Prague
1993 "Žďár n. Sázavou", Náprstkovo Museum
1993 Náprstkovo Museum Náchod,


2011 “Ode to peace”, Millennium Monument Gallery, China
2008 “Touched woman”, Destination Orient Gallery, 798 Art Area, Beijing
1999 Exhibition “Young Chinese Painting”, Pilsen STOP Gallery
1996 "International Winter Salon of Art Workers", Pink Hill Gallery, Cheb
1996 “Gate”, Castle Gallery, Kladno
1997 "Chinese Art Workers", Museum Gallery, Kroměříž

Solo Exhibitions:
2009 Atheris Gallery, Prague
2006 Lucerna Gallery, Prague
1997 "From Buddha to the West", Pink Hill Gallery, Cheb
1997 Solo exhibition "From Buddha to the West II", Bayreuth Gallery, Germany
1997 Solo exhibition Albert Bookstore Gallery, Prague
1997 Paideia Gallery, Prague

About the Artist

Both of her parents were professors at the Central Academy of Design and Craft Arts (now known as Tsinghua University Art Academy). Art is in her blood.

Dan started painting at the age of 3. Since then her works were chosen and entered in many children’s art exhibitions in her homeland and also overseas, winning prizes throughout the world.

When she turned 17 Zhang Dan sat the exam and entered the middle school of the Fine Art Academy in Beijing. In 1988 she entered the Center of Fine Art Academy Folk Art Department, continuing her studies. She was the first student to exhibit her work (CAFA gallery, 1990) whilst still studying. Her paintings were beginning to be sought after by foreign art collectors and she also took part in the Beijing Youth art Exhibition in early 90’s.

After Zhang Dan graduated from CAFA in 1992 she received an invitation to exhibit her works at the Naprstko Museum of Prague in the Czech Republic. She then lived in Prague for 18 years. She has participated in exhibitions in the Czech and Slovak Republic and Germany.

In 2006 she was invited to present a solo exhibition at Lucerna gallery in the centre of Prague. The gallery is owned by the family of the former president Vaclav Havel and one of Dan’s paintings was collected by them.

Zhang Dan has recently returned to the country of her birth, China, as a very unique, individual artist. She has exhibited at 798 and her works are now being sought by Chinese and overseas art collectors.